This Week on LPB July 19 - 25, 2021 | Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Main Menu
CLOSE close
LIVE TV passport_logo SHOP LPB (0)
LPB

LPB eNews

Follow Us on Facebook
A COMPLEX POLITICIAN; LOUISIANA HISTORY

REMEMBERING EDWIN EDWARDS
Monday 7:00 PM
LPB Spotlight

Louisiana history is riddled with charismatic politicians, and in that realm, former governor Edwin Edwards certainly left his mark. His death at the age of 93 saw the passing of one of the most colorful and complicated governors our state has ever seen. LPB’s considerable digital archives of Edwards' four-terms as governor serves as the backbone for this one-hour special, Remembering Edwin Edwards. LPB's André Moreau dives deep into those archives which include profiles, interviews, and debates, to bring viewers a more in-depth portrait of the complex politician. Additional perspective will be provided by journalists Beth Courtney and Bob Courtney, who both spent decades covering Edwards during his multiple terms in office.

Beth Courtney also serves as LPB’s President: “The scope of LPB’s coverage during Edwards’ four-terms in office is remarkable. We are very fortunate to have a resource like Louisiana Digital Media Archive to house all of our historical footage so that it can be available for generations to come.” 

Looking For More?
Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA) is the online home of the LPB Digital Collection and the Louisiana State Archives Multimedia Collection. The ever-expanding site contains a combined catalog of thousands of hours of media recorded in Louisiana in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and is freely available for streaming. Viewers can access a selection of archived material on Edwin Edwards at www.ladigitalmedia.org

A PORTRAIT OF THE PONTIFF DRAWN FROM HIS OWN WORDS

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: POPE FRANCIS
Tuesday  7:00 PM

On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Taking the name Francis, he is the first pope from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope. In Their Own Words delves deeper into his story, revealing the experiences and influences in his life that led him to the highest office in the Catholic church.

Extra Content To Explore!

EXT-pope-francis-mother-in-their-own-words-small.jpg#asset:48810

Call To Faith
This video short explores Pope Francis' call to faith. Upon leaving to meet up with his soon-to-be girlfriend, a young Jorge Bergoglio stops inside a church where he undergoes a transformative experience, one that leads him on a path to faith. Much to the dismay of his own mother, Jorge enters himself into the Society of Jesus, determined to fulfill his lifelong duty to religious service.

A TIMELY & REVELATORY REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN: "IT'S WORSE THAN WHAT I'VE SEEN IN MY LIFE."

FRONTLINE: LEAVING AFGHANISTAN
Tuesday 9:00 PM

As President Joe Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the U.S-led invasion, FRONTLINE investigates the rising fears of civil war in the increasingly unstable country, and a new, emerging threat: Iran’s growing influence.

From acclaimed Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi, who has covered the war between the Taliban and the American-led coalition since its inception, this special report reveals what America is leaving behind: a country that may be on the verge of a deadly sectarian civil war, with the Sunni Taliban on the rise and majority-Shia Iran seeking to expand its power.

 “It’s worse than the past. It’s worse than what I’ve seen in my life,” says the Peabody Award-winning journalist. “I can see a civil war in Afghanistan again.”

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

Explore the story behind the conception and recording of A Night at the Opera, the fourth Queen album, released in late 1975, and long regarded as a classic. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the controversial first single from the album, was greeted like manna from heaven in the dull musical wasteland between glam-rock and punk. One of the most expensive, expansive and creative albums of its time, A Night at the Opera confirmed Queen as a global rock phenomenon and propelled them into rock and roll history. 

CLASSIC ALBUMS: QUEEN - A NIGHT AT THE OPERA  Friday 10:00 PM

Click on the links to find out more about each of these LPB programs! For complete listings check schedules at LPB.org.


MONDAY 
7pm - Remembering Edwin Edwards An in-depth look at a complex & charismatic four-term governor. 
8pm - Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Omaha  An Edgar Allen Poe daguerreotype. Is that creepy?
9pm - Escape to the Chateau Angel knows how to throw a party! Tonight she throws one for her parents!

TUESDAY
7pm - In Their Own Words: Pope Francis Learn what experiences led Jorge Bergoglio to the highest office in the Catholic Church.
8pm - The Latino Experience The finale in this anthology series. 
9pm - FRONTLINE: Leaving Afghanistan Investigating the consequences of America's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
10pm - POV: Stateless An electoral campaign uncovers the complex history and politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

WEDNESDAY
7pm -NATURE: The Serengeti Rules Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth
8pm - NOVA: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? Iron, nickel, even platinum - asteroids loaded with $$$ worth of elements. 
9pm - Secrets of the Dead Tracing Hannibal in the Alps 

THURSDAY 
7pm - Father Brown  An eye-opening film switcheroo and two murders!
8pm - Death in Paradise  The team are left stunned by another murder which is connected to the Tiana case.
9pm - Midsomer Murders A body-snatcher in the village of Little Malton. 


FRIDAY
7pm - Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm - Washington Week
8pm - How She Rolls Carrie creates recipes for her next cookbook, which is difficult because she never uses recipes! 
8:30pm -Art Rocks! The Series Ghada Henagan, a Baton Rouge ceramic artist. 
9pm - ICON: Music Through The Lens "On The Road" explores photographers who travel with bands.
10pm - Classic Albums: Queen - A Night at the Opera  The album that made Queen the kings of rock and roll!


SATURDAY
7pm - As Time Goes By Alistair proposes...but for an odd reason. 
7:30pm - Keeping Up Appearances 
8pm - Ladies of Letters 
8:30pm - Upstart Crow Love poems but Anne's wondering who they're about!
9pm - Jackie Robinson Part two finds Robinson using his fame to speak out against injustice. 


SUNDAY 
6pm - Little Women on MASTERPIECE Part Three - The March sisters get the Masterpiece treatment!
7pm - Secrets of Royal Travel A look at the royal train, a "palace on wheels."
8pm - Unforgotten on MASTERPIECE More pieces of the puzzle. 
9pm - Professor T A hostage negotiation and a troubled marriage. Two different things here! 
 

ZIGGY'S ARTS ADVENTURE: YOUR CHANCE TO GET A SNEAK PEEK

The Planetary Premiere of Ziggy’s Arts Adventure
Sunday, August 1
5-7 PM @ Main Library at Goodwood - Baton Rouge

 Parents! Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library invite you and your kids to be among the first earthlings to see a free sneak peek of episodes 1 and 2 of Ziggy’s Arts Adventure! This all-new LPB production stars Ziggy, a 9-year old alien who comes to earth in search of art – something not found on his home planet.

 In addition to seeing the planetary premiere of Ziggy’s Arts Adventure, you and your family will hear live music by trumpeter extraordinaire, John Gray, performing with Ziggy’s Junkyard Band, and enjoy out-of-this-world food at the food truck round-up! There will even be complimentary lemonade from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. 

LPB Kids Club members with Family Memberships can have their photos taken with superstar Ziggy at a special meet and greet! CLICK HERE to learn more about the LPB Kids Club. Special thanks to LPB Kids Club underwriter Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers and our friends at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. 

Ziggy2-small.png#asset:48568 For more on Ziggy and this fun event, check out his website: www.lpb.org/ziggy 

This is an outdoor event so make sure and bring lawn chairs or a blanket & dress to stay cool!
Ziggy’s Arts Adventure is an LPB educational children’s program premiering online August 2.  

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY: CONVERSATIONS ON ALI WITH KEN BURNS

CONVERSATIONS ON ALI VIRTUAL SERIES
"ALI ON THE WORLD'S STAGE"
MONDAY, JULY 19 6PM
REGISTER HERE!

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmaker, Ken Burns, and special guests, featuring clips from the new four-part series, MUHAMMAD ALI premiering on LPB in September. 
The discussion includes Ken Burns (Filmmaker), Janet Evans (Five-time Olympic Medalist, Swimming), Todd Boyd, Ph.D. (Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, USC) and Lonnae O'Neal (Senior Writer, ESPN/The Undefeated)

Explore the website here!
#MuhammadAliPBS

THE PBS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 CONTINUES

PBS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021
July 12 - 23
www.lpb.org/filmfest 

   What would you do if you only had 15 minutes left on Earth to live? That’s the thought-provoking subject of the LPB nominated entry, Story of Your Life, in the PBS Short Film Festival 2021. This popular online film festival returns for its tenth year, running July 12-23, featuring 25 short-form films from independent producers. 

   This is the ninth straight year an LPB submitted film has been accepted into the national festival.  Story of Your Life comes from independent filmmaker Kelly Yu, a Swedish-born, New Orleans raised, Chinese-American filmmaker and photographer.

ext-kelly-yu-pbs-short-film-fest-2021-small.jpg#asset:48566

Yu is currently studying Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

   “Each year we put out a call to Louisiana independent filmmakers to submit their work and we receive a tremendous response,” said Jason Viso, LPB’s Director of Programming. “Kelly’s short film was a very timely and moving production. We were thrilled to submit her film to this festival. Louisiana’s film community has a wonderful amount of talent and creativity.”

   Beginning July 12, the Festival will be accesible via lpb.org/filmfest and PBS digital platforms including PBS.org. 

VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

PBS LearningMedia Webinar
Register here!

Register for a PBS LearningMedia Informational Webinar on our LPB Learning@Home website! Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that families and children enjoy while learning!

Dates Available:
September 15
November 17

DOES YOUR GAME PLAN INCLUDE A GENERATOR?

LPB'S POWERON RAFFLE
ENTER TO WIN HERE!

Tickets: $20 Each
Buy 5 tickets, get a 6th ticket FREE!

AND DON'T FORGET!
LPB is a helpful resource for emergency information this hurricane season. Go to lpb.org/emergency for handy links on everything from preparedness guides to travel information.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

.

 Enjoy all the benefits of the FREE LPB App!

With LPB's FREE App, you can:

● Livestream LPB's broadcast signal

● Livestream PBS Kids 24/7 broadcast

● Easily check the most up to date schedules for LPB, LPB Kids, and LPB Create

● View exclusive on-demand video

● Watch or listen to your favorite LPB and PBS programs anytime, anywhere

● Access your exclusive member benefit Passport content

● Get notifications of programming and special events

● Easily browse and watch video archives

Get the FREE LPB App on the Apple App Store

Get the FREE LPB App on Google Play!

Click here to update your email preferences or to change your email address, contact information, etc.

Click here to view E-News Archives.